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06.08.12 | Charlotte Williams
Yellow Jersey Press has acquired a new autobiography by British Olympic cycling champion and Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins, to be published on 8th November.
Bradley Wiggins: My Time is described as a "full-length, in-depth and intimate memoir", to follow Wiggins' journey to Gold in the time trials at this year's Olympics, and in the Tour de France earlier in the summer. The autobiography will also encompass the struggles of his 2010 and 2011 Tours, and tell of "his life on and off the bike, about what it's like behind the scenes at Team Sky, the brutal training regimes, the sacrifices, his views on his team mates and rivals, dealing with the rush of taking Olympic gold, and above all about what it takes to be the greatest".
Editorial director Matt Phillips bought world rights all languages in a deal with Jonathan Marks at MTC, with the book to be priced £20 and released in hardback.
Phillips said: "Bradley Wiggins is a bona fide superstar. Over the last twelve months the British public have taken him into their hearts as much for his humility as for his achievements on the bike. In a world where too many of our sports heroes speak like PR automatons, Bradley’s refreshing candour means that every word is worth soaking up. It is undeniably appropriate – and I am incredibly proud – that Britain’s first ever Yellow Jersey winner is to be published at Yellow Jersey Press.’
Wiggins's previous autobiography In Pursuit of Glory was published in 2008 by Orion.